SWISSGAMES is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
Cineforom 2021

Call for Participation: Innovation support Cinéforom & SRG SSR

  Applications for the call for new audiovisual work for authors of the French-speaking part of Switzerland (Romandie) are open! Cinéforom, in partnership with SRG SSR, opens up a third Call for Projects. The foundation is looking for digital experiences (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, interactive films, etc.). The Innovation Support is open to any audiovisual …

«Mundaun» (c) Hidden Fields

International acclaim for Mundaun

Since its release in March 2021, the Swiss horror game Mundaun has been receiving outstanding feedbacks. Mundaun is a lovingly hand-pencilled horror game set in a dark, secluded valley of the alps. It combines the narrative sensibility with a more free-form approach to gameplay: Open levels, hostile encounters, vehicles, an inventory and a variety of …

SwissGames Booth at Indie Arena

International Online Platforms 2021: selected studios announced

Following a call for participation, Swiss studios from all regions applied to participate in important online fairs for the first half of 2021. The following online events dedicated to interactive entertainment, enable the supported game developers to promote their games, network and take part to matchmaking sessions. The 7 selected studios attending the above mentioned …


SpielFabrique 2021: two studios announced

  As a partner of SpielFabrique, Pro Helvetia enables two Swiss selected game studios to participate in the accelerator programme 2021. Naraven Games and DNA studios will benefit from a free one-year comprehensive mentoring package by the SpielFabrique team and their experts’ network. The programme includes hands-on workshops with game studios from France and Germany, …


SwissGames mentioned as best practice in UNESCO’s Quadriennial period report

The SwissGames initiative by Pro Helvetia has been selected in UNESCO’s quadrennial period report on the «Convention of the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions» as a best practice to support the digital transformation of cultural and creative industries. UNESCO’s report highlights, for the defined period (2016-2019), which tools have been successfully …


Interactive Media Support Scheme : online information event

As of January 2021, Pro Helvetia offers long-term support for Interactive Media through its fully-fledged Design & Interactive Media division. Its funding instruments and activities include work grants, coaching formats, matchmaking, mentoring programmes as well as delegations to international platforms. Join us for an online presentation of our interactive media support scheme: in anticipation of the next work grants that will be launched …


SwissGames Showcase 2021: selected studios now announced

Initiated in 2020 by Pro Helvetia to address event cancellations due to the pandemic, the SwissGames Showcase mentorship programme is renewed in 2021 and offers Swiss independent studios a tailor-made opportunity to be mentored and connected with the industry. Following a call for participation, Swiss studios from all regions applied through video pitches which were reviewed …